The Borghese Gallery holds most of the paintings, sculptures and antiquities collected by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who was one of Bernini's greatest patrons. The building is set within the Villa Borghese Gardens, a beautiful attraction in its own right. Showcased within the collection are some of Bernini's greatest works, such as the Apollo and Daphne, as well as a few Titian masterpieces and six major pieces by Caravaggio, including The Boy with a Basket of Fruit and the Madonna della Serpe. The gallery only permits a select number of visitors at a time, so it is advisable to book in advance.
Despite its small size and fine pieces, almost all of Bernini's best works are here. Let's be amazed! The time limit is 2 hours and photography is not allowed. I couldn't help taking some pictures.
Strong! Fierce! PUSH! Recommend! Perhaps the best-managed Gallery in Rome... From inside to outside, there is a high and handsome temperament. Although it's arrogant to have to make an appointment in advance + just show it for two hours, it's a good way to control the number of tourists. Think about it. When facing Apollo and Daphne, nobody crowded with you (_)_______________
I didn't plan to go at first, but I bought Roma pass and found that the ticket price of this scenic spot was very expensive, so I came here early with the mentality of being greedy and cheap. As a result, it was a worthwhile trip. There were no more artworks in it. The outside lawn was beautiful, and I could take a small train to walk around the garden. Thank you, Borghese, for giving me a perfect winter morning memory.
Museums are worth visiting. Don't miss them. The reporter must make an appointment first.
This quaint little museum was on my list of to-do while in Rome. I scored free tickets with a fee so instead of paying 15 euro, we paid 4 euro each. Not bad! You have to reserve your tickets in advance and they do them in 2 hour blocks so as to not overwhelm visitors. It used to be a home and now is an art gallery. You can't really take photos inside but the art is quite nice. Each room has a theme and you can literally spend hours roaming the halls. The museum is mostly known for it's Bernini sculptures which decorate the rooms and hallways. They also have a few works by Canova, Raphael, and Rubens. The museum is located outside of city center Rome but is accessible by bus. You can take the metro to the main Termini station and grab a bus from there. It's worth a visit if you ever go to Rome.
I have booked the guided Tour of Galleria Borghese with OverRome a few days Ago. It turned out to be a really enjoyable experience.First of all they take care of you with kindness and efficiency to make your access to the Museum quick and easy ( very nice feeling of being priviliged).Then the visit is very interesting and instructive. The group is kept in small size so that you can stay very close to the guide and easily watch the artworks. The very friendly guide was very competent, you could say she knew the history of art very well by the way she easily explained complex concepts and by the way she put everything in the general context.Also she explained us how to watch the art works and thanks to her I have noticed important details I would have never appreciated in 1000 visits on my own. www.overome.com
An absolutely amazing museum. The statutes by Bellini are striking, dominating huge rooms encased in the most beautiful marble. The paintings upstairs are great but the first floor alone is worth the entry. Reserve online and bring a printed or electronic receipt, rent the headphones (the rooms are so full it helps to have the highlights pointed out) and spend the allotted two hours being wowed by the beauty of masterpieces being displayed in extravagant to the extreme opulence. The Cardinal who owned the villa and gathered and commissioned most of the art had the help of his uncle, the Pope, at the time. Walking through the surrounding park is a good way to wind down after the art overload.
The Borghese Gallery is, hands down, the best museum in Rome. It's collection of Bernini sculptures and Caravaggio paintings are unparalleled, but it's the Pinacoteca (second floor) that really takes your breath away. In order to limit the CO2 that circulates through the room, a limited number of visitors are allowed in this section over the course of a day. Here is where Titian's "Sacred and Profane Love" hangs, a personal favorite, as well as a number of Lotto and Raphael masterpieces. Tickets must be reserved in advance, and a tour is definitely worth your money. Don't forget to check out the beautiful grounds surrounding the museum as well.
It is the museum I prfer in Rome. It is small but with very important pieces: a couple of Caravaggio canvas! Statues of Bernini and Canova, paintings of Antonello da Messina and Rubens..... My favourite one is Canova's Pauline Bonaparte. Once I had the chance to take part to an exhibition opening, in the orangerie just behind the main corpse of the museum. It was of the Belgian visual artist Hans Op De Beeck. The contast of its contemporary works with the ancient structure of the museum make me fall in love of both his work and this amazing place, situated inside Villa Borghese park.
There is a lot to see in the Borghese Gallery but the main reason to reserve tickets to visit is to see the unbelievable Bernini sculptures, particularly, Apollo and Daphne, and Poseidon and Persephone. The exquisite skill demonstrated in those works is amazing. The thin leaves growing from Daphne's fingers and the pliant flesh on Persphone's thigh makes it almost impossible to believe these are marble sculptures. And of course, they will never be moved from the site, so the only way to see them is to visit.